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Perry Letter Seeks to Woo Cain Supporters

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has wasted no time in trying to lure the supporters of Atlanta businessman Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign yesterday.

Perry's campaign has set up a page on his campaign website telling voters that with Cain gone, he is the only true "Washington outsider" left in the presidential race.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 10:40pm

Polls: Putin's Party Headed Toward Smaller Victory

Early polling shows Russian voters were on track to deliver the long-time ruling party of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin something of a rebuke Sunday, with United Russia losing far more seats than expected, according to the New York Times.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:40pm

Has the War with Iran Already Begun?

Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:40pm

Police, Protesters Clash in Washington's McPherson Square

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Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney, Perry Have Bought Most Ads

The advertising wars are in full swing four weeks before the Iowa caucuses, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is far outspending the rest of the field, according to data provided by a Republican keeping a close eye on key media markets.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 4:40pm

Has the War with Iran Already Begun?

Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 4:40pm

Obama Offers Zardari Condolences Over Pakistan Airstrike, Says Attack Not Deliberate

The attack that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers late last month was not deliberately carried out, President Obama said Sunday in a phone call to his counterpart President Asif Ali Zardari. 

According to the White House, Obama also offered his condolences on the loss of life after the aerial attack killed 24 soldiers on Pakistan's border with Afganistan.

 The NATO airstrike enervated already-tense U.S.-Pakistan relations, with Pakistan closing supply routes into Afghanistan and ordering the U.S. to close launching sites it uses for drone strikes.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 2:40pm

Insiders Side With White House on Senate's Detainee Provisions

National Journal's National Security Insiders sided with the Obama administration and the Pentagon in their opposition to the controversial detainee provisions the Senate adopted as part of its massive defense authorization bill.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 1:40pm

Report: Unmanned U.S. Plane Shot Down in Iran

Iranian armed forces have shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that illegally crossed the country's eastern border, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

The RQ170 type drone is now in the possession of the Iranian military, according to the report.

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 1:40pm

Perry Pleas for Second Chance, Gingrich Admits ‘Dumb’ Mistake

Six Republican presidential candidates went head-to-head with some of the nation’s conservative attorneys general to discuss their views on the Constitution Saturday, a forum that produced some illuminating moments from some of the contenders.  

Asked whether he supported cap and trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that an ad he made in 2007 with the current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was “the dumbest single thing I’ve done in the last few years.”

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 1:40pm